Ginger all grown upLast year we created blogs on new dog tricks, it was fun and our dogs learned a new trick each month. Well, not exactly true because they did not learn how to put their toys away! Duchess is known for taking toys and hiding them, when we have no more dog toys we start searching for where they all are and it is inevitable that we find them all on a pile in a hidden place!

This year I was trying to come up with something different and I was at our trainer, Julie Case’s facility when she was explaining to a policeman about what to do in different situations and gave them a kit with all necessary tools. I was thinking that was a great topic for 2017!

Together we are going to create a Dog Safety Kit and each month we will learn about something to put in our kit and what how to use it. By the end of the year we will have a well supplied Dog Safety Kit that is small enough to take with us anywhere as well as be knowledgable on how and when to use the products.

Dog Safety Kit Part 1

It is important to have the things on hand that you use everyday with your Labradoodle and would not think to have a spare set in your Dog Safety Emergency Kit. We are going to split this list in categories to make it a little simpler to get all of the necessary items gathered together


  • Vet Records including microchip and vaccinations
  • Phone number of your vet and an emergency vet
  • Poison Hotlines phone numbers 888-426-4435 (ASPCA)
  • Anima First Aid Book

Everyday Items

  • Spare Leash/collar – if theirs breaks or gets caughtFirst Aid Kit for Dogs
  • Water bottle
  • Food
  • Blanket
  • Treats
  • Special toy
  • Comb
  • Nail Clippers

This Months Items

  • Petroleum Jelly
  • Quick Read Rectal Thermometer – dog temperature should be 101-102.5
  • Latex gloves

It is important to take your dogs temperature to see if your dog has a fever. I have done a previous blog on how to do this, here is the link.

  • Vet wrap or 2″ roll gauze
  • Gauze sponges
  • Cotton balls
  • Scissorssafety-kit-1
  • Tweezers – to remove glass, splinters, thorns, ticks
  • Alcohol pads or small bottle of alchol – disinfect tools

As you can see their are a good deal of items you should have with you wherever you go. A lot of these items can be found in our human safety kit or first aid kits as well. We will also be covering what products can be used on a canine and when to administer them. By no means will this eliminate your need to seek veterinary advice, or is it exhaustive, these are tips.

Keep your Labradoodle Healthy and Safe 


Being educated!

Some of the things we will be learning throughout the year are new to me as well. I sat inquisitively as Julie was sharing information with these officers. I wondered how many people really know what to do if their dog ate specific items. Do you have them throw it up or pass it through?

Always call your veterinarian when your dog needs medical attention!


Cheryl Sabens

Ashford Manor Labradoodles

Australian Labradoodle Breeder